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P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Arthur Golding), Book 9, line 666 (search)
The fame of this same wondrous thing perhappes had filled all The hundred Townes of Candye had a greater not befall More neerer home by Iphys meanes transformed late before. For in the shyre of Phestos hard by Gnossus dwelt of yore A yeoman of the meaner sort that Lyctus had to name. His stocke was simple, and his welth according to the same. Howbee't his lyfe so upryght was, as no man could it blame. He came unto his wyfe then big and ready downe to lye, And sayd: Two things I wish thee. T'one, that when thou out shalt crye, Thou mayst dispatch with little payne: the other that thou have A Boay. For Gyrles to bring them up a greater cost doo crave. And I have no abilitie. And therefore if thou bring A wench (it goes ageinst my heart to thinke uppon the thing) Although ageinst my will, I charge it streyght destroyed bee. The bond of nature needes must beare in this behalf with mee This sed, both wept exceedingly, as well the husband who Did give commaundement, as the wyfe that w